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She loves to make them smile

She loves to make them smile

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Of all the kids she encounters at Burnsville High School, Patti Durham has gotten to know some special ones.

During the past five years, she’s spent her study hall time at school working with severely handicapped peers, who, she said, have shown her more about what it means to be pro-life.

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What kind of Minnesota do you want?

What kind of Minnesota do you want?

| Kathy Tomlin | September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Creating the space for civil discourse is a contribution the church could and should make as we debate the important issues before us. The church, as a sanctuary of peace, could be the place that gives us the solace and calm to listen attentively to other members of the community as we discern the kind […]

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Letters to the Editor – September 23, 2010

Letters to the Editor – September 23, 2010

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

My thanks to Joe Towalski for his thoughtful editorial about ground zero and the proposed site of a Muslim community center [Aug. 26]. It brought to mind the No. 1 rule of St. Benedict: All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.

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Official Announcement: Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR)

Official Announcement: Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR)

| September 17, 2010

The Archdiocese wishes it to be known that the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, the 2010 synod, and individuals endorsing the same, are not agents or entities of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis or the Roman Catholic Church

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Catholic Charities names co-CEO

Catholic Charities names co-CEO

| September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

The board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named Robert K. Spinner as co-CEO to share responsibility and authority with CEO Paul Martodam.

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Letters to the editor – September 9, 2010

Letters to the editor – September 9, 2010

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

My intention was to read Laura Stierman’s “My Turn” reflection, “A Catholic response to immigration and Arizona law” [Aug. 12], with an open mind. I found that difficult because it did not seem to have been written with an open mind.

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Why I have chosen to be ‘spiritual-plus’

Why I have chosen to be ‘spiritual-plus’

| Father Paul Jarvis - For The Catholic Spirit | September 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

“I don’t need organized religion.”

I hear that now and again. Or, “I’m not religious. I’m spiritual.”

Sometimes the individual will add that he or she doesn’t see the need of going to church: “I can be spiritual all on my own.”

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Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Come join the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Venezuelan mission.

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Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Harvest time is around the corner. For farmers and gardeners, this is an exciting and satisfying time to enjoy the fruits of that labor. Jesus often compared the kingdom to a field in need of laborers for a great harvest. The church continues and shares Jesus’ mission by taking its place in the mission field […]

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We are bound to Good Shepherd through pain and healing

We are bound to Good Shepherd through pain and healing

| Christina Capecchi | September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

I had relegated shepherds to the unicorn file, somewhere near the hunch-backed blacksmith and the whistling milkman. They were the stuff of Mother Goose lore.

So, it was surprising to discover actual shepherds when I visited the Holy Land.

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A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

| September 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Notice anything different? You probably do – and hopefully you like the changes we’ve made to www.TheCatholicSpirit.com.

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Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

An anonymous donor has offered $25 million to the University of St. Thomas as a matching grant, the largest such gift in the university’s history.

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